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Hmong Religiosity and Shamanism In The Twin Cities

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This exhibit explores Hmong Shamanism and related ritual practices in Minnesota.

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Masjid An-Nur

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During one of my site visits to Masjid An-Nur, I was outside the mosque taking pictures when an African-American woman walking by smiled at me and said, “Assalamu’ alaikum my sister.” Thinking she mistook me for someone else, I did not respond. However, a few minutes later, I received the same…

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Muslim Community Center of Minnesota

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The Masjid Al-Rahman, or Muslim Community Center, is located in Bloomington, a medium sized city in Minnesota, south of Minneapolis, finding its roots in 1992 and officially opening in 1999.

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Muslim Funerals and Burials in the Twin Cities

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The presence of Muslims in Minnesota can be traced back as far as the 1880s. While the history of Muslims in the state is long standing, this population remained relatively small until the 1990s with the arrival of thousands of Somali refugees. Today, Muslims represent a significant part of…

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Nile Our Savior Lutheran Church

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Quietly situated among the cornfields and farmlands of southeastern Minnesota lies the city of Faribault, a town of relative ethnic and religious diversity amidst the generally homogeneous demographic landscape of rural Minnesota. While Faribault is home to significant populations of Latino and…

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Pilot Knob/Oheyawahi

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Located in Dakota County, MN, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi as it is known by the Dakota, is an easily recognizable region of elevated terrain at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.  Located near what is modern-day Minneapolis, Pilot Knob is a religiously and culturally significant…

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Pipestone

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Among the most sacred Native American places in Minnesota are the Pipestone quarries in the southwestern corner of the state. The quarries are a distinct geologic feature of southwestern Minnesota. Out of the prairies in that part of the state rise pink quartzite bluffs, beneath which run seams…

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